The Gangster We Are All Looking For: Jessica Hagedorn

In the wake of National Poetry Month (April) and in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month (May), here is an excerpt from my book, Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America (Duke University Press, 2016), and the chapter on Jessica Hagedorn‘s early poetry and…

Raket & Rambol: Audio Visions 1081 Magiks

Raket & Rambol Last Saturday (09/21/13), DJ JoelQuiz and I performed our “Raket & Rambol: Audio Visions 1081 Magiks” for Kularts’ Make Your Own Revolution: Fictions of Dictatorship event. Our performance took place at the legendary Bindlestiff Studio in the ever so vibrant and notorious…

Catching Up with Taken by Cars in San Francisco

Last Saturday, we flew up to San Francisco and watched Taken by Cars’ first state-side performance. Man, they sounded good. I could hear the hours they put into rehearsing their set. I even spotted folks, who have never heard them before, dancing to “December 2 Chapter VII”. Check out video from the show.

Joe Bataan Talking Story

When I was a kid I thought the coolest Filipino dude I knew from 70s was Uncle Ramon. He worked on a battleship, drove a baby blue BMW 320i, had a stack of Playboys and numerous girlfriends or “Aunties” as I was told to call…

RAKENROL – The After Screenings & Parties Blog Post

I must confess I slept all day Sunday. Totally, exhausted from the RAKENROL screenings in LA and SF. With those screenings came after-parties, live performances, mini-reunions, late-night hangs and all around gud tymes! LOS ANGELES Take a listen to the DJ Un-G & DJ Joelquiz…

RAKENROL SF SCREENING AFTER-PARTY

Friday May 13th, 2011 10pm The Official RAKENROL SF Screening After-Party Featuring A live performance by The Skyflakes An all-Pinoy indie-rock set by DJ Un-G (P.I.C, The Jack Lords Orchestra) and Diego Castillo (guitarist for Sandwich + Rakenrol co-writer) $10 at the door 21 and…

EXCLUSIVE SF SCREENING OF RAKENROL

Exclusive RAKENROL Screening Friday, May 13, 7PM sharp (doors open 6:30pm) Ninth Street Independent Film Center 145 9th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 GET READY TO RAK! One Night Only! An exclusive Bay Area screening of critically acclaimed director Quark Henares’ latest film. RAKENROL is…